This audiofile describes what an abstract is, why abstracts are useful, the difference between informative, structured and indicative abstracts, and a process for abstracting. It goes with a presentation on abstracting on slideshare http://www.slideshare.net/sheilawebber/abstracting although it will probably make sense on its own. The recording was made for a module in Sheffield University's Information School Topics: Abstracts, Abstracting, Information Science
"Presents Edgar Dale, Marshall McLuhan, Gilbert Seldes, and I. Keith Tyler in a lively discussion of the impact of the information explosion and the mass media of communication on Western civilization. Questions are raised of a new distribution of power through a redistribution of information and the inevitable need for careful use of teaching media."National Archives Identifier: 1253 McLuhan, Marshall, -- 1911-1980; Seldes, Gilbert, -- 1893-1970; Dale, Edgar, --... Topics: Communication, Information theory, Information Science
These are audio lectures from SI 110 at University of Michigan, course available as OER at https://open.umich.edu/education/si/si110-winter2009. SI 110 Course Description The vaunted Information Revolution is more than Web surfing, Net games, and dotcoms. Indeed, it is the foundation for an economic and social transformation on a scale comparable to the Industrial Revolution of the nineteenth century. As a culture we have learned from earlier such transformations and it is important to... Topics: intellectual property, information science, information control
Les Digital Humanities peuvent être actuellement définies de la façon suivante : lâexploitation des technologies numériques d'information et de communication par ce que nous ne nommons plus les Humanités mais Sciences humaines et sociales. Cette démarche implique une pratique qui repose sur la collaboration d'enseignants et chercheurs de ces disciplines avec des ingénieurs et des techniciens susceptibles de maîtriser toute la chaîne d'une forme particulière d'édition numérique. Ces... Topics: digital humanities, information science, humanities, social sciences
This is an enhanced chapter-enabled AAC file for iTunes and iPods.Previously Ms. Bishoff was Vice President for Digital Collection Services at OCLC, and former Executive Director of the Colorado Digitization Program. Liz has worked with libraries and museums in many states on various aspects of their collaborative digitization initiatives. Part one: Liz discusses assumptions about grants and libraries Part two: Federal Funding Information Part three: Liz concludes her discussion and answers... Topics: higher education, information science, federal funding, libraries
Spring 2006 Arizona University Libraries Consortium Meeting, Tempe, Arizona On Friday, February 17th, the ASU Libraries hosted the twice-yearly ARIZONA UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES CONSORTIUM meeting. This year’s highlight was also the way the attendees started their day: the Student Panel: “Academic Libraries in Transition: Here’s What Students Have to Say”. Five students from various academic levels and backgrounds came together and were engaged as a panel by moderator JoAnn Mulvihill.... Topics: higher education, information science, learning, study skills, pedagogy, information technology
Kate Davis interviews Constance Wiebrands about Personal Learning Networks for the Queensland University of Technology Library and Information Science unit INN333 (Information Programs). Recorded July 2010. Topics: PLNs, Personal Learning Networks, libraries, Library and Information Science
This primer is intended to acquaint public, academic and special librarians with the current state of the art in microform technology. Brief discussion is given of the advantages and disadvantages, economics, reading and printing capabilities, continuous and unitized microforms and the various analogies of microfilm technology to other technology. Suggestions for keeping current are included. (AB) Topics: ERIC Archive, Costs, Information Retrieval, Information Science, Libraries, Microfilm, Microforms
This paper presents the results of a research conducted on seven search engines- Google, Bing, Yahoo, Ask, Baidu, Dogpile and DuckDuckgo for the currency of scholarly articles using Library and Information Science related search terms. The search engines are evaluated by taking the first twenty results pertaining to ‘scholarly articles’ for estimation of currency of literature. It shows that ‘Baidu’ performance is better in retrieving current research documents while ‘Google’... Topics: Currency, Date, Library & Information Science, Search Engine, Modification, Update
An Information Resources Workshop was conducted October 4-6, 1977 at Springfield, Illinois by the Resource and Referral Service in cooperation with the CEMREL Regional Exchange and the Illinois Office of Education. The 72 participants represented a variety of organizations and professional training. A sorting procedure was included as part of the registration card so that participants could be placed in groups with similar degrees of self-perceived expertise for the first day's sessions. They... Topics: ERIC Archive, Charts, Databases, Information Dissemination, Information Science, Resources,...
Libro de texto sobre recuperación de la información y gestión documental. El ítem incluye tanto una versión del texto en formato PDF como su versión correspondiente en HTML, adjunta en formato comprimido ZIP. La primera edición en soporte papel (1996) fue editada e impresa por Kronos S.L., Menéndez Pelayo, 4, 50009 Zaragoza. La presente edición se publica por el autor bajo licencia GNU GFDL 1.3 o superior.This book has an editable web page on Open Library. Topics: Information management, Document management, Information retrieval, Textbooks, Information science Source: http://eprints.rclis.org/24735/
This paper presents the results of a research conducted on seven search engines- Google, Bing, Yahoo, Ask, Baidu, Dogpile and DuckDuckgo for comprehensiveness, Dead links and Duplicacy of Select search engines using Library and Information Science related search terms. The search engines are evaluated by taking the first twenty results pertaining to “Dead links” & “Duplicacy”. It shows that Google is most comprehensive in its database while DuckDuckGo retrieved the most number of... Topics: Search Engine, Dead Links, Comprehensiveness, Duplicacy, Library and Information Science
Designed with administrators, teachers, and the general public in mind, this minipackage attempts to answer critical questions about the middle school. It contains three substantive documents: a) "Middle School Questions and Answers"; b) "The Middle School: Alternatives Within the System"; and c) "Young People in Transition: Summary." Two selected Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) bibliographies on the topic are also included. (Also included is an... Topics: ERIC Archive, Bibliographies, Information Science, Intermediate Grades, Middle Schools, Youth
An examination of Mozillas unique approach to software development considers how this model of participation might be applied to political and civic engagement. Topics: information science, political science, Netscape Mozilla, Computer software, Digital media
This monograph was written to answer questions about the essence of librarianship, the meaning of information, and the principles behind a desire for information transfer, preservation of older records, or creation of new ideas. The work is organized into three parts. Part I is titled "In Search of a Discipline: Toward a Science of Library Information (LIS)" and includes chapters 1-4. Part II is titled "Defining Library Reality: Philosophical Inquiry" and includes chapters... Topics: ERIC Archive, History, Information Science, Library Science, Models, Philosophy, Theories
byMcClinton, C.; Rondakov, A.; Semenov, V.; Kopehenov, V
NASA has contracted with the Central Institute of Aviation Motors CIAM to perform a flight test and ground test and provide a scramjet engine for ground test in the United States. The objective of this contract is to obtain ground to flight correlation for a supersonic combustion ramjet (scramjet) engine operating point at a Mach number of 6.5. This paper presents results from a flow path performance and thermal evaluation performed on the design proposed by the CIAM. This study shows that the... Topics: INDEXING (INFORMATION SCIENCE), TEXTS, ON-LINE SYSTEMS, INFORMATION RETRIEVAL
A function h (hierarchy index) is presented of a sociometric matrix in which each member of a group ranks all other members according to some characteristic. The value of h ranges from 0 when the members of the group are indicated by the data to be equal with respect to the characteristic in question, to 1 when the most extreme type of hierarchical relationship appears. Differences between the h values obtained from 2 sets of observations, whether from the same group or from different groups,... Topics: Information Science, Indexes, Coefficients, Data displays, Agreements, Hierarchies
The Graduate Assistant program at the University of South Florida Tampa Library has been in place since 1976, and has a long tradition of providing graduate students from the School of Library and Information Science at USF, with training and preparation for careers as librarians, by providing pre-professional, broad-based library experience, Despite the apparent success of this longstanding program, students who complete the program have never been surveyed to gauge the effectiveness of the... Topics: ERIC Archive, Career Development, Information Science Education, Graduate Students, Research...
KidsClick! is a web-based instructional resource designed for K-12. In 2006 it was transferred to the San Jose State School of Library and Information Science, and was subsequently refocused for grades 4-9, ages 10-14, post-reading, and pre-adult reading level phases. This article describes three parts of the redesign project--content, interface, and back end--explains methods and procedures, and analyzes results. Finally, we list lessons learned and recommendations for using graduate students... Topics: ERIC Archive, Information Science Education, Graduate Students, Elementary Secondary Education,...
The purpose of this study was to explore and investigate the ways faculty at The School of Information Science at the University of Pittsburgh, obtain information to support their academic tasks. Library and Information Sciences faculty at the University of Pittsburgh were chosen as the population for this study. The study matched e-journals, faculty use, for different academic activities or tasks they perform, in order to answer the following questions: (1) What are the main academic... Topics: ERIC Archive, Information Science Education, Faculty, Electronic Journals, Information Science,...
In recognition of the centennial of the College of Information Studies at Drexel University (Pennsylvania), the history of the school is reviewed by a former dean, with reference to anecdotes and exemplary events. Drexel opened in 1891 and began its library science training program the following year. The founding years through 1921 were followed by a period of professional training in a genteel tradition of solid practical preparation. The era from 1949 to 1967 was one of expansion that saw... Topics: ERIC Archive, Academic Deans, Bachelors Degrees, Curriculum Development, Educational History,...
The image of the librarian has changed much since the first librarian's positions at Ivy League schools in the mid- to late-17th Century. The purpose of this paper is to explore the history and origins of male and female stereotypes of librarians as well as generational stereotypes. Stereotypes in the literature of the field were explored and categorized. During the course of the research, the conclusion was reached that stereotypes do indeed exist and are detrimental to the field and to the... Topics: ERIC Archive, Information Science Education, Information Science, Librarians, Social Attitudes,...
This paper draws upon a case study of library and information science (LIS) international doctoral students in the United States and documents their perspectives to identify ways to further internationalization. Internationalization is defined as incorporating non-US issues and elements into LIS education. The study explores internationalization in the context of a "two-way" learning process in which international students gain from the discipline, but also LIS education gains from... Topics: ERIC Archive, Critical Theory, Information Science, Information Science Education, Student...
This paper presents the selective student recruitment and the admissions process implemented at the Department of Library and Information Science of Lund University, Sweden (BIVIL). The background is the profound changes in the library profession that have taken place during the past 10-15 years, with the development of information technology and the advent of the information society as the main driving forces. The results of the recruitment policy of BIVIL are favorable compared to results of... Topics: ERIC Archive, Admission Criteria, Admission (School), College Admission, Educational Policy,...
The impact of cybernetics on information science occurs chiefly through the concepts of variety, the law of requisite variety, and theory of transformations. Through these it pervades every aspect of information science. However, other basic sciences such as physics, biology, psychology are in their spheres equally pervasive, and information science is seen as a special discipline containing a high admixture of interdependent sciences, with applications that subserve every science and itself.... Topics: ERIC Archive, Cybernetics, Information Science, Information Theory, Models, Heilprin, Laurence B.
Covering the academic years 1994-95 through 1995-96, this document presents the University of California, Los Angeles's (UCLA's) biennial narrative report to the American Library Association Committee on Accreditation. The document is divided into two parts. The first part, General Narrative Report, addresses changes that have occurred in various aspects of the Department of Library and Information Science and its environment. The following subtopics are discussed: administrative leadership,... Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Administration, Educational Development, Higher Education, Information...